Sri Sugunendra Tirtha Svami, the Mathadhipati of the Puthige Math — one of the 8 Mathas established by Srila Madhvacarya in Udupi — visited Sridham Mayapur along with his entourage on his Tirtha Yatra. Under Sugunendra Svami’s leadership, the Sri Puthige Matha has flourished and expanded its influence across the world.
He has played a significant role in preserving and promoting the philosophy and traditions of Sri Madhvacharya, who was the founder of the Dvaita school of Vedanta. The Dvaita philosophy emphasizes the eternal distinction between the individual soul and the Supreme Lord, advocating the path of devotion and surrender to attain spiritual liberation. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then took initiation in this Sampradaya under Sri Isvara Puri, making us his followers, the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Vaisnavas.
Sri Sugunendra Svami is going to begin his fourth Paryaya in the upcoming January, and has been travelling across India preaching. He has begun many projects during his Paryayas, the most prominent of which is his Laksha Gita Lekhana Yajna, where he requests devotees to transcribe the Gita as it is into another book. Prabhupada said,
“…and all our men should write. Otherwise, how we shall know that he has understood the philosophy? Writing means sravanam kirtanam. Sravanam means hearing from the authority and again repeat it… so that is success. Hear and repeat, hear and repeat. You haven’t got to manufacture. Any one of us, simply if you reproduce the purport which I have given in the Bhagavata, you become a good speaker.”
Sri Sugunendra Tirtha Svami visited the Temple of Vedic Planetarium during his visit to Mayapur where he requested that devotees from all over the world should unite to support this project, and that he prays to Udupi Krishna for our success in this mission. He said that we should continue our preaching under the instruction of Srila Prabhupada, who he compared to Lord Bhagiratha for bringing down the Ganga of devotion and spreading the waters all over the world. Maharaja said that we should unite in preaching against Impersonalism by spreading the glories of devotional service all over the world.
Let’s take some inspiration and complete Srila Prabhupada’s plan for Mayapur, his place of worship.
The TOVP management team led by Ambarish Prabhu and Vrajavilasa Prabhu are very grateful to have Sri Sugunendra Tirtha Svami with us, and request his continued blessing. Vrajavilasa Prabhu also prays to Sri Sri Radha Madhava for Maharaja’s success in his upcoming Paryaya.
Subheksana Prabhu is very grateful to the TOVP management team for arranging this event. He said ‘It is wonderful that even before the temple is inaugurated, we are able to attract and unite Vaisnavas from all Sampradayas for the mission, just as Srila Prabhupada envisioned. May there be victory to the chanting of the Holy Name.’
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